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Being Seen: Children’s Screen Content Creators Workshops – Free!


The Black Screen Office in collaboration with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and the Shaw Rocket Fund is pleased to present a series of FREE virtual workshops on ‘Being Seen: Directives for Creating Authentic and Inclusive Content. These workshops are targeted to children’s screen content creators to help them create children’s and youth content that is more authentic and inclusive of Black, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ and People with Disabilities. 
In each workshop there will be a discussion of the Directives and then children’s content creators will engage with participants on ways to implement the Directives. Creators may take one or all of the workshops. The first workshop deals with general themes applicable to all underrepresented communities while the subsequent workshops delve deeper into issues of stereotypes and tokenism within specific communities.
The workshops will be recorded for viewing by the public and will be accessible through the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Black Screen Office. If you are unable to register for a workshop, the recordings will be available as an ongoing resource. Registration will be limited to 15 people to make maximum use of the hands-on interactive format. There will be a waiting list once maximum capacity is reached.
It is recommended that registered participants read the ‘Being Seen’ reports and Directives prior to the workshops.
ASL and Closed Captioning will be provided on all workshops. Once registered, you can notify the team if you have other accessibility needs.
For any issues with the registration process, please contact: accessibility.bso@gmail.com
All workshops listed in Eastern Daylight Time
Workshop Theme: Core Themes and Children’s Media
Date and Time: Monday, August 22, 2022, 2 pm – 4 pm ET
(Facilitators: Jiro Okada and Kai Little-White)
Workshop Theme: Black Communities
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
(Facilitator: Jadiel Dowlin)
Workshop Theme: People of Colour Communities
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
(Facilitator: Georgina Lopez)
Workshop Theme: 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities
Date and Time: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
(Facilitator: Caitlin Langelier)
Workshop Theme: People with Disabilities Communities
Date and Time: Friday, August 26, 2022, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
(Facilitator: Sasha Boersma)
About the Black Screen Office
The Black Screen Office is a not-for-profit organization that envisions a Canadian screen industry in which Black Canadians thrive, and their stories engage and inspire global audiences. Our goals are to make Canada’s screen industry practices and policies equitable and free of anti-Black racism; to accelerate system-level change through collaboration and strategies for engagement and accountability; and to empower Black Canadians working within the screen industries. For more information, visit bso-ben.ca
For more information: 
Joan Jenkinson | Black Screen Office | joan@bso-ben.ca